How to Childproof Your Window Treatments

Sharp edges, uncovered outlets, small objects lying around…don’t you wish there could be a one-step solution to childproofing? It can be intimidating when you first search for ideas on how to childproof your home, but it’s one of the most important things you can do. We’re here to remind you about another danger: cords. But, don’t worry, you’ll be able to check this off your list with our help. Take a look at our child safe window treatment options!

#1 No Cords, No Problems

If you’re wondering how window treatments can be dangerous to children, let us be the first to tell you that kids can turn just about anything into a toy! The cords dangle from the window, tempting little ones to pull, twist, and climb. They can quickly become dangerous. 

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NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters

Taking away the cord will take away your concern. One stunning option for child-safe window treatments is shutters. The louvers open and close, so there are no cords involved. 

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Provenance® Woven Woods with LiteRise® Cordless

Another great option is LiteRise. This is a cordless operating system. All you do is gently pull down on the shade or push it up into position, then they stay in place. Eliminate the cord, and you’ll eliminate your stress!

#2 Make Them Motorized

When you start searching for how to childproof your home, you probably don’t think you’ll come across anything fun and exciting. Well, let us change your mind! We have child-proof window treatments that work with motorization. Our main system is called PowerView® motorization. With this, you can create schedules, adjust your shades using a remote or smart device, or connect it to your smart home for voice control.

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Pirouette® window shades with PowerView® Automation

One of our latest motorization innovations is SoftTouch. This is a sleek wand that controls individual window treatments. To open or close the shade, just pull up or down on the wand. If it gets yanked too hard, the wand will dislodge, and all you have to do is stick it back on the magnet. 

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Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades with SoftTouch™ Motorization

#3 Child-safe Cords

Your home is unique. Sometimes a cord is necessary. We have two options: One that can be securely fastened in place so cords aren’t dangling, and another option keep a cord short and up out of reach of small children.

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Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: Continuous Cord Loop
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Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: UltraGlide®

The first option is a continuous cord loop. The cord attaches to a tensioner in the window frame, so it isn’t swinging around. The second is called an UltraGlide cord. This is retractable, so you pull to adjust your window treatments, and then it retracts to its shortened length. Out of sight, out of mind!

Let Us Show You How to Childproof Your Window Coverings!

You’re looking for how to childproof your home, and we want to help! Don’t let the endless ideas on the internet overwhelm you. With the help of our professional designers, we’ll eliminate dangerous cords and get your home feeling safe and secure. Contact our team at Bazaar Home Decorating today for your FREE design consultation.